ACC3058 : Business Finance

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 13.0


• To introduce the key concepts and models of finance and financial decision making.
• To cover the materials required for the ICAEW’s Professional Level papers in Business and Finance and Financial Management.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Business objectives, functions and structures
- The role of finance and accounting and the accountancy profession
- Governance and ethics
- The external environment
- Financing options
- Managing financial risk
- Investment and Financing decisions and Management decision making

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion501:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture382:0076:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading501:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study741:0074:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are used to provide the basic framework, demonstrate techniques and explain concepts and theory. Some lectures will involve worked examples to develop problem-solving and technical skills which students can then practice. These are supported by student reading of texts and directed learning where students can practice questions to help them prepare for the final assessment.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A50Organised in house by NUBS. In BAF Assessment Period.
Written Examination902A50Organised in house by NUBS. In BAF Assessment Period.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The unseen examinations assess knowledge and understanding as well as relevant cognitive and professional skills. Their use also meets the ICAEW’s Professional Level Examination requirements.

Students will have the opportunity to gain plenty of feedback on progress.

Reading Lists